We went to Tim’s Backyard BBQ for dinner on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We had seen the restaurant as we drove to our hotel, and Mike is pretty much always in the mood for BBQ. While we liked the down home vibe of Tim’s – it’s larger and not as divish as our favorite BBQ places back home, but still very modest -, the food was somewhat disappointing.
We ordered a lot of food, and we got a lot of food. The food was somewhat expensive, but you did get quite a lot of it. Unfortunately, it all tasted absolutely the same. That’s because all items came drenched in BBQ sauce, and you could taste little of the meat itself. The BBQ sauce (no choice as to spiciness) was nice enough, but I prefer to taste my meat as well.
Of the stuff we had, the ribs were by far the best. They were fall of the bone tender, though we would have preferred a more smokey flavor. The pulled pork and the brisket were almost identical, both were shredded and dry (perhaps that’s why they were drenched). The links were perhaps the most disappointing. Links are generally Mike’s favorite, but at Tim’s they tasted/felt like store bought sausages with sauce on them.
On the plus side, the onion rings were good. Then again, I’m pretty sure most restaurants buy the onion rings pre-made and just dump them into the deep frier.
In all, if we were in the mood for BBQ in Medford, we’d probably head somewhere else.
Tim’s Backyard BBQ
1605 West Main Street